Shop Local at the Best Small Businesses

  • Horse Farms & Country Homes
  • 11/11/20

The Virginia countryside has many great businesses and general stores that provide everything from locally produced wine to horse tack, all with the personal and neighborly service that you cannot get from a national retailer. And as added benefits of shopping local, besides getting to know your neighbors, you are putting money back into the community and supporting your community's character. 

So find a business run by friendly neighbors and shop for groceries, home decor, or the perfect gift for your loved ones. Shop local! 

Antiques and Collectibles

The Virginia countryside is full of historic communities, so there are several antique shops that let you take a peek into each town's past and pick up a piece of history for yourself. Local antique stores in Virginia's Hunt Country include:

  • Antique Tables Made Daily 
  • Antiques at Middle Street
  • Middleburg Antique Emporium

Equestrian Tack, Gifts, and Home Decor

Virginia's Hunt Country is well-known and well loved for its equestrian lifestyle, and its local shops dedicated to the finest equipment and home decor help to embody the local culture and lifestyle. 

  • Fun Shop, Inc.
  • Middleburg Tack Exchange
  • The Tack Box, Inc.

General Stores

General stores are the epitome of country living in Virginia, where residents trade the chaos of huge shopping malls for the tight-knit community and character of the general stores. Not only can you shop for a few groceries and gifts for your loved ones, you can interact with your friends and neighbors while doing so. Just a few of the old-fashioned general stores in the Virginia countryside include: 

  • Airmont Store 
  • Bluemont General Store 
  • Locke Store 
  • Philomont General Store 

Local Wineries and Craft Beer Distilleries

Nothing tastes fresher than local wines and craft beers, and Virginia's countryside has plenty of local places to choose from, whether you want to tour a vineyard or indulge in a glass of the best wine. Just a few of the local wineries and distilleries include:

  • Barrel Oak Winery 
  • Copper Fox Distillery
  • Little Washington Winery 
  • Narmada Winery 

You can learn more about local wineries and vineyards on our lifestyle page. 


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